Geneva passes motion to give asylum to Assange
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be given asylum in Switzerland.
That’s the opinion of the Geneva City council.
A motion put forward by a People’s Party representative was passed with backing from left wing parties.
The Federal Council has already rejected offering asylum to Assange – the government says he’s not a defender of human rights.
Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. He fears being arrested and extradited to the United States.
It’s unlikely one vote by a commune will have much sway in Bern.